March 2014 - Center for Public Interest Polling

ARE AMERICA’S BEST ECONOMIC DAYS IN THE PAST? NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON INCOME INEQUALITY VS. TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT

While New Jersey has a reputation as a liberal-leaning state, residents are split over whether America’s greater problem is income inequality or too much government, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to choose between the typically liberal belief that income inequality is a bigger problem and conservatives’ regular assertion that the real problem is … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 14, 2014, in Barack Obama, Economy, Right Direction Wrong Track, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TRUST IN CHRISTIE REMAINS AT ALL-TIME LOW BUT MORE THAN HALF OF VOTERS STILL SEE GOVERNOR AS STRONG LEADER

Despite a reboot of his town hall meetings, and even with no significant new revelations in the Bridgegate scandal, perceptions of Gov. Chris Christie’s personal traits remain at a low point in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 11, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS EXPRESS LIMITED SUPPORT FOR GAS TAX HIKE

Support varies depending on how tax is explained New Jerseyans roundly oppose the idea of a gas tax increase that was floated last month by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey adults oppose any hike, while just a third supports paying more. Views are virtually the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 10, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

N.J. GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE TAKES BIG HIT ON SANDY RECOVERY RATINGS

Overall favorability – steady since January – remains much lower than 2013 highs As Bridgegate continues to dominate Gov. Chris Christie’s second term, and with new questions about how Superstorm Sandy funds have been managed, New Jersey voters have dramatically changed their perception of Christie’s job performance on Sandy recovery, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 5, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Majority in 3 States Favorable on Hillary Clinton; Give Former Sec of State 2016 Lead Over Christie, Paul & Ryan

A majority of voters in New York (64 percent), New Jersey (59 percent) and Virginia (56 percent) have a favorable view of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and name her most often in each state as the one eligible person that they would most like to see as the next President according to simultaneous … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 4, 2014, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, Hillary Clinton, Marijuana, Minimum Wage, Obamacare, REP-Siena-Roanoke, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage, Unemployment